‘Fantasist’ put behind bars over bomb alert

By Jamie Buchan

Published: 12/12/2012

A YOUNG man who triggered a major bomb alert in a north-east town, causing “substantial disruption”, has been locked up for three years.

Dozens of homes and businesses at Banff were evacuated after explosive-making materials were uncovered at Connor Ward’s town-centre flat.

The 20-year-old’s mother raised the alarm after finding a copy of the Do-it-yourself Gunpowder Cookbook among bottles of chemicals at her son’s rubbish-strewn home in Water Lane.

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